Running Personalities

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Dean Karnazes – The Ultimate Running Junkie?

Dean Karnazes – The Ultimate Running Junkie? If like me you have had an interest in people who run in crazy events or run distances that the general public would consider insane then you have probably come across this guy and maybe read some of his books. If you haven’t then here is a brief […]

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Interview With GB Ultra Distance Champion Dominic Croft

Interview With GB Ultra Distance Champion Dominic Croft Ultra distance specialist Dominic Croft has stacked up an impressive array of achievements over the course of his running career, including numerous GB and English titles in the 50k and 100k and a total career mileage of almost 80,000 miles. He has also medalled at European and […]

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Interview With Ultra Running Legend William Sichel

Interview With Ultra Running Legend William Sichel Ultra runner William Sichel has achieved so much in his career that it is difficult to summarise in just a few sentences. He has set multiple records at Scottish, British and World level; won an array of prestigious international races; completed 1,000 miles in under 14 days; and […]

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Jim Peters: “The Greatest Ever Marathon Runner”

Jim Peters: “The Greatest Ever Marathon Runner” Roger Bannister’s sub-four minute mile on May 6, 1954 has become one of the most enduring achievements in the world of sport. However, one year earlier, another significant athletic barrier was shattered. On June 13, 1954 a distance runner from England completed the marathon in 2:18:40 – the […]

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Emil Zátopek: The Czech Locomotive

Emil Zátopek: The Czech Locomotive 1952 – not the best of years, looking back. Polio epidemics, killer smogs, and the birth of David Hasselhoff. However, that same year, at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki, a young runner from Czechoslovakia achieved an incredible feat of athleticism that has no-one has come close to since. The runner […]

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